Call for improved ICT infrastructure
Ruzvidzo added that the country’s economy risked stagnation should most of the workers be grounded by the deadly coronavirus.
“Transportation is a major challenge at the moment as most workers are using public transport where social distancing is compromised, while product handling is also affected by lack of proper ICT infrastructure,” he said.
“We have reasonable internet connectivity, but we are still rolling out 4G and its percentage coverage at the moment is very insignificant,” he said.
“An enabling policy environment is required for the ICT sector, including coherent national plans that integrate technology-based development. Strengthening of the policy and regulatory environment remains key imperators in promoting higher technology investment and diffusion levels, which are the preconditions for enhancing the impact of the new ICTs on sustainable development and help close the digital gap between Zimbabwe and the advanced economies,” he said.